A meeting of Commissioners of Public Utility District No. 1 of Clark County was held in the District offices, 1200 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, Washington, on Tuesday, the 22nd day of September at the hour of 9:00 a.m.
Present: President Jim Malinowski, Vice President Nancy Barnes, Secretary Jane Van Dyke Commissioners, CEO/General Manager Wayne Nelson, Director of Finance Rick Dyer, Director of Energy Resources Dan Bedbury, Director of Operations Dan Krebs, Director of Communications Lena Wittler, Director of Information Services Mike Harris, Director of Customer Service Lisa Fix, Corporate Communications Manager Erica Erland, Construction Services Manager Dana Allen, Business Applications Manager Julie Landry and Assistant to CEO/General Manager Margaret Anderson.
Press Representatives: None
Others Present: Steve Kern (Materials A)
The order of business recorded below reflects the published agenda (Materials B)
At 9:00 a.m., President Malinowski called the meeting to order for the transaction of formal business.
Consideration of the Minutes of September 8, 2015
There were no changes or corrections.
Consideration of Accounts Payable
The Board, by a unanimous vote, approved the following payment amounts as listed on the Letter of Transmittal dated September 8, 2015 from the District Auditor:
Electric Revenue Fund – $17,453,998.03
Water Revenue Fund – $701,719.29
Generating System Fund – $286,187.56
For a total of $15,387,732.49
Consideration of Resolution for Establishment of LUD Nos. 1218, 1219 and 1222
Construction Services Manager Dana Allen addressed the Board regarding the Establishment of Local Utility District Nos. 1197 and 1226 for street lighting.
Resolution No. 7205 – LUD No. 1197 – Corrina’s Crest
Resolution No. 7206 – LUD No. 1226 – Ashley Ridge PH 4
After the presentation by Ms. Allen, Commissioner Malinowski opened the public hearing for comment. There being no public comment, a motion was made by Commissioner Van Dyke, seconded by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimously carried that Resolution Nos. 7205 and 7206 (Materials C) be adopted.
Consideration of Intent to Establish LUD Nos. 1197, and 1226
Construction Services Manager Dana Allen addressed the Board regarding the Intent to Establish Local Utility District Nos. 1217, 1220 and 1230 for street lighting.
Resolution No. 7207 – LUD No. 1217 – Taylor’s Court
Resolution No. 7208 – LUD No. 1220 – Hidden Glen North
Resolution No. 7209 – LUD No. 1230 – Country Tier 2 Infill Short Plat
After the presentation by Ms. Allen, Commissioner Malinowski opened for comment. There being no public comment, a motion was made by Commissioner Van Dyke, seconded by Commissioner Barnes and it was unanimously carried that Resolution Nos. 7207 – 7209 be adopted and a public hearing was set for October 20, 2015 (Materials D).
Commissioner Reports and Comments
Commissioner Malinowski reported on attendance at the Washington Public Utility Association Meetings.
- Cayenta Go-live Update – Director of Information Services Mike Harris (Materials E) updated the commissioners with a report on the transition to Cayenta and the board congratulated the staff for a great Go-live that far exceeded the expectations set during the planning process for the project.
General Manager/CEO Wayne Nelson also expressed his deep appreciation to the staff involved in making the system transition successful. He commented that the level of commitment to each other and the project and the sincere dedication to making Go-live as smooth as possible for customers was impressive.
- I-937 Compliance Update – Director of Energy Resources Dan Bedbury gave a report on the plans to comply with 2016-2020 renewable requirements as required by the Energy Independence Act (Materials F).
- Northwest Public Power Association Communications Awards – Director of Communications Lena Wittler shared with the commissioners that this year the utility received the NWPPA Tom Hougan award for “Overall Excellence in Communications” at its annual communications and energy innovations conference this month. The utility won six awards in specific categories, including three first place awards, before receiving the Tom Hougan award. Clark Public Utilities is only the second utility to receive this recognition twice since the award’s inception.
- River Road Generating Plant Voluntary Protection Program Recognition – General Manager/CEO Wayne Nelson shared with the commissioners on behalf of Energy Resource Manager Terry Toland that the RRGP had been awarded the VPP recognition for its significant investment in safety at the facility. The board thanked staff for the good work maintaining the RRGP as a top of the line facility.
Other Business before the Board
Member of the public Steve Kern briefly described a diesel fuel hedging program intended for fleet use.
There being no further business before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:30 am.